Coming back from a meeting yesterday, I was lost in thought on where to go next. Do I go to another client's offsite location to supervise a situation? Or do I go back to the office to plan what to do next? I snapped back to reality just in time to see a Toll gate closing down RIGHT IN FRONT of me!
I slammed on the brakes like what any other person who just realized he was about to smash through a toll gate. NOT FAST ENOUGH THOUGH! My wheels locked, the car skidded a bit and smashed into the toll gate. From the force of the impact the toll gate swung from a 9'O clock position to a 12'O clock position.
I reversed back to the toll booth, the operator looked at me wide eye and asked me what the fark was my problem? I told her nicely that it was an accident, I paid the toll and drove off.
This morning, on the advice of a friend I called the toll operator to see if they'd file a police report about the accident or not. After being given the run around in their automated telephone directory system I was finally talking to a real person. I told the guy I've got a problem... I accidentally bumped one of your toll gates yesterday and I want to know if everything's ok? The guy's response? "Oh.. it's not a problem, is your car ok sir? It is? That's good to hear sir, have a nice day!"
And with that call.. I'm in a much more calmer state, but I still need a vacation or I think I'm gonna go crazy!